Criminal History Check Notification:
All individuals who are directly employed by Advocates, Inc. and other people providing similar services for the provider who are employed by other entities, such as temporary employment agencies or contractors who have regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with people receiving services are subject to a Criminal History Check. While the results of the Criminal History Checks are pending (temporarily approved provisional), employees, contractors and volunteers may not have unsupervised physical contact with people receiving services. Oversight of these temporarily approved provisional employees and volunteers can be provided by an employee who has completed the required training, who was not subject to a Criminal History Check or whose criminal history record check has been completed.
Criminal History Checks must be made through OPWDD. If a person has already had a check through OPWDD or OMH, providers may be able to use the expedited process without additional fingerprinting if OPWDD criteria are met. OPWDD will make a determination in each case either to issue a denial (or direct the provider to issue a denial). The determination process is put on hold for pending felony charges and may be put on hold for misdemeanor charges. OPWDD will send a summary of the Criminal History Check record information to agencies, which can assist in further decision-making by the agency (such as evaluating whether the applicant provided false information about convictions or pending charges). Registered providers will not receive the summary unless OPWDD is issuing a denial. Once a person has had a Criminal History Check, OPWDD will let the provider know about future arrests. When notified, providers must take appropriate steps to protect people receiving services. Providers must notify OPWDD when employees and volunteers separate from service, so that OPWDD can remove the name from its database.
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